• Follow Us On Our Preferred Social Media Platform:

The Sanchi oil spill off-China is now roughly the size of Paris

18 Jan 2018

The oil spill from Sanchi which sank off-China has reportedly spread to 101 square kilometres, or roughly the size of Paris.

China's Ministry of Transportation, meanwhile, says they will be deploying underwater remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROVs) to investigate four leaks originating from Sanchi which is now 115 metres under the sea.

It has dedicated two more vessels for oil response operations; the total number of ships involved in the oil control operation is now 13.

Panama-flagged Sanchi reportedly sank in the East China Sea on 14 January, releasing oil into surrounding waters.

The National Iranian Tanker Company-operated Suezmax tanker, which was carrying 136,000 metric tonnes (mt) of condensate to South Korea, caught fire after being involved in a collision with Chinese freight ship CF Crystal on 6 January, 2018.

Photo credit: News.cn
Published: 19 January, 2018
 

Related News

Featured News

Our Industry Partners

  • argus

PR Newswire